New Brunswick Undergraduate Program
Business Forum Fall 2011
Martin Markowitz, Ph.D.
Monday 6:55 pm - 7:50 pm
Dan Klepacki, MBA
Lucy Stone Hall Auditorium
1. Wall Street Journal
2. Reader-Friendly Reports 12th Edition, 2009 Carter Daniel
3. RBS Handbook/Planner
Have students learn and/or continue to develop the techniques required to
effectively manage their future careers
Provide the student with the opportunity to hear about a variety of companies in
different industries directly from leaders in those organizations.
Have students understand the importance of ethical behavior in business
Help students improve their communication skills
Organization of the Course
In order to earn a grade in this course, the student must attend class, complete assigned
exercises and conduct themselves in a professional manner. Final grades will be determined
based on attendance, punctuality, research/class assignments, writing assignments, business
ethics assignments , participation in approved activities (for extra credit), overall class conduct
and subscription to the Wall Street Journal.
It is expected that you will attend all classes and complete all assignments. Given the
nature of this class, it is extremely difficult to make up missed classes. Presentations
made by a variety of guests and the opportunity to ask questions of them cannot be
Being present in class gives you the chance to see the types of people they
are, how they respond to various situations, hear their business philosophies and visions,
and how they do their jobs, address issues, and resolve problems.
You will be assigned a seat. Attendance will be taken by observing which assigned seat
If you are not sitting in your assigned seat, it will be assumed that you are
Sometimes it is difficult to ascertain the exact seat that is unoccupied, therefore,
after attendance is taken, the list of vacant seat numbers will be posted at the end of
If there is an error, it must be corrected at that time.
Corrections cannot be made
In addition, I expect you to be fully awake and attentive in class. The mere presence of
your being in class does not alone indicate that you have learned anything.
If you are
observed sleeping (or even appear to be sleeping) in class, you will be marked absent.
(Get a good night’s sleep.)